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10.01.20

‘Judge Amy Coney Barrett Has All The Qualities Of A First-Class Supreme Court Justice’

Legal Experts And Law Professors With A Range Of Political Opinions All Praise Judge Amy Coney Barrett For Having The 'Intellectual Chops And Experience For The Job' And Say She 'Will Inspire Several Generations Of Female Lawyers And Academics,' But Some Senate Democrats Won't Even Talk About Her Undeniable Qualifications SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This week, the Senators who are sitting down with Judge Amy Coney Barrett are meeting an incredibly impressive jurist and hi… Continue Reading


09.30.20

New Liberal Wishlist, Same As The Old Liberal Wishlist

Democrats' Insistence That Their Latest Proposal Is A 'Compromise' Is Belied By The Fact That The Same Unrelated Liberal Wishlist Items From Their First Bill Are Still In This Bill HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): "Democrats are making good on our promise to compromise with this updated bill …" (Speaker Pelosi, Press Release, 9/28/2020) SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "Is this new bill everything that Democrats want? No. But it's an honest attempt to provide the relief… Continue Reading


09.29.20

Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Colleagues Know Her As ‘A Brilliant Lawyer, A Genuine And Good Person’

Those Who Have Worked With Judge Barrett Say She Is 'An Absolutely Brilliant Legal Scholar And Jurist,' Who 'Acts First And Foremost In Accord With The Law,' And Her Students Laud Her As 'The Paragon Of A Professor' Who 'Treats Every Person With Whom She Interacts With The Utmost Respect, Kindness, And Warmth' Liberal Law Professor Noah Feldman, With Whom Judge Barrett Served As A Supreme Court Clerk: Judge 'Barrett Is Highly Qualified,' 'A Brilliant And Conscientious Lawyer Who Will Analy… Continue Reading


09.29.20

Senate Dems Flip-Flop On The Importance Of Meeting A Supreme Court Nominee

Many Senate Democrats Who Said In 2016, 'You Can't Necessarily Make A Judgment About Someone's Demeanor Or Who They Are As A Person Until You Meet Them,' Are Refusing To Meet With Judge Amy Coney Barrett Senate Democrats Who Have Already Announced Their Refusal To Meet With Judge Barrett Said In 2016, 'The Meetings Are An Important Part Of This Process,' 'I Urge All My Colleagues To Meet With [The Nominee]' 2020: [Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)] says he will not meet with Judge Coney Barrett. … Continue Reading


09.27.20

Senate Republicans Praise ‘Brilliant Scholar’ And ‘Model For Decency And Citizenship’ Judge Amy Coney Barrett

'An Ally To The Rule Of Law,' Judge Barrett Is 'One Of The Finest Legal Minds Of Her Generation,' 'An Outstanding Judge And An Even Better Person' Who 'Has Demonstrated Exactly The Independence, Impartiality, And Fidelity To Our Laws And Constitution That Americans Need And Deserve On Their Highest Court' Senate Republican Leaders: 'Judge Amy Coney Barrett Is An Exceptionally Impressive Jurist And An Exceedingly Well-Qualified Nominee,' 'Judge Amy Coney Barrett Joins A Growing, But Still F… Continue Reading


09.26.20

Judge Barrett’s Judiciary Committee Hearings Will Fall Squarely In Line With Precedent

Since 1962, 8 Supreme Court Nominees Have Had Their Judiciary Committee Hearings Begin Within 15 Or Fewer Days From The Announcement Of Their Nomination SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC), Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman: "[The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings will begin] October the 12th. That'd be 16 days from nomination…. Monday will be introduction, opening statements, a statement by the nominee. Tuesday and Wednesday will be question days and Thursday we will begin the markup proc… Continue Reading


09.26.20

Will Democrats Continue To Attack Judge Barrett’s Religion?

Top Judiciary Committee Democrat To Judge Amy Coney Barrett: 'Professor… The Dogma Lives Loudly Within You' Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats To Judge Barrett In 2017: 'The Dogma Lives Loudly Within You,' 'You Would Be A Catholic Judge' SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA): "Why is it that so many of us on this side have this very uncomfortable feeling that, you know, dogma and law are two different things? And I think whatever a religion is, it has its own dogma. The law is totally differ… Continue Reading


09.26.20

Judge Amy Coney Barrett: ‘An Exceptionally Impressive Jurist’

'Judge Barrett Is The Complete Package': 'An Exceedingly Well-Qualified Nominee,' And 'Mind-Blowingly Intelligent,' Those Who Know Her Professionally Call Her A 'Thoughtful, Open-Minded Person,' And Have Witnessed Her 'Absolute Dedication To The Rule Of Law' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "President Trump could not have made a better decision. Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an exceptionally impressive jurist and an exceedingly well-qualified nominee to the Supreme Court of the Un… Continue Reading


09.25.20

Democrats’ ‘Craven’ Hypocrisy

Democrats' Hypocrisy Between Their Demands For A Hearing And Vote On A Supreme Court Nominee In 2016 And Determination To Block A Supreme Court Nomination In 2020 Is Galling SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "[T]hey know there is no reason-no reason, no argument, no logic-to justify flipping your position 180 degrees and calling it some kind of principle. It is not. It is utterly craven …" (Sen. Schumer, Remarks, 9/21/2020) SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE DEMOCRATS IN 2016: '… Continue Reading


09.24.20

Autopilot Left-Wing Opposition Prepares To Fill In The Blanks Again

'[Y]ear After Year, Decade After Decade, The Far Left's Playbook Stays Exactly The Same … The Nominee Makes No Difference … The Same Absurd Scare Tactics, Every Single Time' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "President Trump has stated he will announce his nominee to the Supreme Court the day after tomorrow. We do not yet know which legal all-star from his list he will nominate. But strangely enough, we already do know exactly what the far left will start shouting … Continue Reading


09.23.20

Nice Institutions You Have There, Shame If Something Were To Happen To Them

Democrats 'Threaten To Wreck The Makeup Of The Senate If They Lose A Vote, And To Wreck The Structure Of The Court If Somebody Is Confirmed Whom They Oppose' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "That is what Senates do. It is in our job description. Presidents make nominations as they see fit, and Senate majorities either provide or withhold advice and consent as we see fit. But now our Democratic colleagues tell us that the Senate doing normal senatorial things would 'spell the e… Continue Reading


09.22.20

Schumer’s Shameless Hypocrisy

SEN. SCHUMER: 'There Is No Reason-No Reason, No Argument, No Logic-To Justify Flipping Your Position 180 Degrees And Calling It Some Kind Of Principle' SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "[T]hey know there is no reason-no reason, no argument, no logic-to justify flipping your position 180 degrees and calling it some kind of principle. It is not. It is utterly craven …" (Sen. Schumer, Remarks, 9/21/2020) SCHUMER TODAY: 'Leader McConnell And The Republican Senate Majority H… Continue Reading


09.21.20

History Is Clear: Senate Control Has Overwhelmingly Determined The Fate Of Election-Year Supreme Court Nominations

LEADER McCONNELL: 'The Historical Precedent Is Overwhelming And It Runs In One Direction' 15 TIMES: In U.S. history, a Supreme Court vacancy arose in a presidential election year and the President nominated someone that year. 8 TIMES: Voters had chosen a Senate majority of the same party as the President. 7 of those 8 nominations were confirmed. The only such nominee who was not confirmed faced bipartisan opposition over serious questions of judicial ethics and personal finances. Apar… Continue Reading


09.19.20

Democrats Were Clear: ‘We Need Nine’

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): 'Every Day That Goes By Without A Ninth Justice Is Another Day The American People's Business Is Not Getting Done' SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA), Judiciary Committee Ranking Member: 'The Court Needs Nine Justices To Function Properly' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "The Supreme Court handles 'the people's business,' as President Reagan put it. Every day that goes by without a ninth justice is another day the American people's business is not getting done." (Sen. Sch… Continue Reading


09.19.20

Get The Facts: What Leader McConnell Actually Said In 2016

Leader McConnell Consistently Explained That A Senate Controlled By The Party Opposite That Of The President Hasn't Filled A Supreme Court Vacancy In A Presidential Election Year For Over A Century February 22, 2016 Very first Senate floor remarks following the death of Justice Scalia: SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Of course it's within the president's authority to nominate a successor even in this very rare circumstance - remember that the Senate has not filled a vacancy ari… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Dems’ Partisan Approach To Election Security Undermines Our Bipartisan Progress

Thanks To Important Work By The Senate, The Trump Administration, The Intelligence Community, And Local Officials, Our Elections Are Safer Than They Were In 2016, When The Obama Administration Fell Down On The Job, But Prominent Democrats Refuse To Acknowledge That, Choosing Instead To Sow Division And Fear For Partisan Purposes "Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday accused Senate Democrats of furthering election interference goals of foreign adversaries by downplaying … Continue Reading


09.16.20

House Democrats Rebel Against Pelosi’s All-Or-Nothing COVID Relief Demands

'Increasing Numbers Of Rank-And-File Democrats Are Beginning To Question' Speaker Pelosi's My-Way-Or-The-Highway Approach To COVID Relief, Saying Americans 'Cannot Wait Until 2021 For Action,' Even As Pelosi Doubles Down On Refusing To Offer Any Serious Compromise SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Republican Senators, like working families across the country, had hoped the Senate would be spending this week completing more bipartisan pandemic relief. We proposed another package wi… Continue Reading


09.15.20

House Democrats Revolt From Pelosi’s Failed Leadership On COVID Relief

More And More House Democrats Are Expressing Their Frustration With Speaker Pelosi's Failure To Compromise On COVID-19 Relief, With Some Even Introducing Their Own Legislation "In the meantime, millions of jobless Americans are beginning to exhaust traditional unemployment aid that has kept them afloat and stimulated the economy, and many small businesses, including restaurants, have been left to contend with a steep drop in revenue and coming cold weather on their own." ("Amid Stimulus Impasse… Continue Reading


09.14.20

House Democrats ‘Growing Increasingly Alarmed’ With Pelosi’s Strategy

After Senate Democrats Blocked Republicans' Targeted COVID Relief Proposal, House Democrats Are 'Restive' And 'Increasingly Alarmed,' Urging Speaker Pelosi 'To Show More Progress In Helping Struggling Families And Businesses' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I had hoped, Republicans had hoped, and the American people had hoped that the Senate would be spending this week finishing up another bipartisan agreement on coronavirus relief. We want to get hundreds of billions more dolla… Continue Reading


09.10.20

Democrats Block COVID Relief Efforts Again

'Essentially What They're Saying Is That We Would Rather Have Zero--Zero Dollars For The American People Than' Advance Things Both Parties Agree On SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Today, we are going to vote. Every Senator will be counted. Should we move forward with a floor process to deliver hundreds of billions of dollars more for kids, jobs, and healthcare? Should we at least vote to move forward and have this debate out in the open? Or do our Democratic colleagues prefer… Continue Reading

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